CSM Claude Hayes Dixon USA (Ret)
1930 - 2021
Neptune Society - Denver
5225 W 80th Ave #C1
Arvada, CO
CSM Claude Hayes

Dixon, USA (Ret)

May 21, 1930

October 19, 2021

Claude Hayes Dixon passed away on October 19th, 2021 at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs. He was born in Shreveport, LA to Oliver and Daisy Dixon on May 21st, 1930 splitting his childhood between a rural farm life in Louisiana and the bustling urban setting of Houston, TX, before joining the then still segregated U.S. Army in 1947. Serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and at posts in Germany, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Japan, and Washington as a combat engineer, Claude rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major before retiring from service in 1974. He briefly worked as a security guard at Colorado College before starting a second career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1977 and retired from work life altogether in 1992. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Folena Maxine Dixon in 2002 and by his daughter Claudia Dixon in 1974. He is survived by his children Arnie Dixon, Denise Pittman, Ursula Dixon, Ingrid Dixon all of Colorado Springs and Eric Dixon of Los Angeles, grandchildren Laiya Bottom, Makayla Sergent, Lakeya Dixon, Schuyler Dixon, and Mars Dixon, and great-grandchildren Julian Pittman-Bottom, Jorgi Bottom, Monroe Burgess, Lelani Emitte, Kamia Emitte, and Audaye Sergent. His sister and brother, Lena Hutchins of Tyler, TX and David Dixon of Shreveport, LA also survive him.

He loved to fish, pulling many all-nighters at both Pueblo and Brush Hollow reservoirs patiently waiting to hook channel catfish. He had a green thumb and loved working in his yard growing everything from roses and strawberries to various leafy greens. But what he loved most was spending time in his home surrounded by family or shooting the breeze with dear friends. All who knew him remember him for his kindness, warmth, and quiet strength that always seemed to make everything alright.

Memorial Service:

November 24th at 10:00am

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

5265 N. Union Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Military Service:

November 26th at 2:00pm

Ft. Logan National Cemetery

Denver, CO
Published by The Gazette on Nov. 17, 2021.
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Memorial service
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
5265 N. Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO
Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Denver, CO
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Neptune Society - Denver
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Rich Engel & Susan Grant
November 25, 2021
Our condolences for a great American , great Father, and Grandfather. May he Rest In Peace
Susan Grant & Richard Engel
November 25, 2021
A very kind and positive person. We always had interesting conversations. Will miss Claude.
Joseph Emmitte
November 23, 2021
From our family to yours are deepest sympathies my prayers are with you all
Andre L Elias Sr
November 19, 2021
It saddens me to learn of the passing of CSM Claude Hayes Dixon. Surely, each of us remembers a mentor or soldier who played a pivotal role in our development, someone who encouraged our interest in soldiering, or influenced the direction of our spiritual and military career. This Sergeant Major of Color and man of God has been such a leader. He embodied all the virtues and long held memories we keep in our hearts for those leaders who always made time for the eager minds of soldiers. It is incredibly difficult to attempt to capture the impact of a person's life in a few paragraphs, especially when that person lived the kind of life. However, God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered come to me. On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, God called him home and said it´s not far, just close by - Jesus is the Door. You remind us, Lord, through Solomon that to everything there is a season. We thank You for the earthly life You gave to this sergeant major and for the blessing during the sojourn here on the earth. We most especially thank You for the new life You granted this sergeant major in Jesus Christ. He broke the bonds of death by His resurrection. We rejoice at the hope of being reunited with him in the resurrection of all flesh. The NCO Corps thanks him for his selfless service act and his willingness to defend of America and all that we hold sacred. CSM (Ret) Harold Hunt Sr. USASMA Class 16 Author, "100 Sergeants Major of Color" SGM (Ret) Harold L. Hunt Jr. USASMA Class 55 CSM (Ret) Shirley A. Hunt USASMA Class 53 & the entire Hunt family
CSM (Ret) Harold Hunt Sr.
November 16, 2021
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